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Grateful Dead Live at Marin County Veterans Auditorium on 1984-03-28

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Grateful Dead Live at Marin County Veterans Auditorium on 1984-03-28

Topics Live concert

Iko Iko, CC Rider, Loser, El Paso, West L.A. Fadeaway, Beat It On Down The Line, Candyman, Let It Grow Ain't No Lie, Hell In A Bucket, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider-> Playin' In The Band-> Don't Need Love-> Drums-> The Wheel-> Truckin'-> Spoonful-> Around & Around-> Johnny B. Goode, E: Touch Of Grey

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Marin County Veterans Auditorium
Location San Rafael, CA

Source (FOB/20th Row) Sony ECM 939LT> Cassette Master (Marantz PMD430)
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(FOB/20th Row) Sony ECM 939LT> Cassette Master (Marantz PMD430); Transfer Info: Cassette Master (Nak Dragon/Dolby B)> CD (HHb CDr 830Plus)> EAC> Sound Forge 5.0> SHN; Recorded By Andrew Faintych; Transferred By Anne Cohen; Converted By Charlie Miller; Drums Are Cut


Reviewer: gordon hensley - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 29, 2017
Subject: this show cranks it up another level
cool 2nd set opener while bobby's equipment fixed and then a tour de force China>Rider, Playin' which is strongest part of already strong show. Truckin' and Spoonful are also great as is the Around and JBG rockers. As others note this aud takes you into the small room -- and went back to listen to China>Rider three times is a row -- LOUD -- for effect.
Reviewer: kbmill - - September 2, 2016
Subject: bread crumb
There is something a little passive aggressive about the way Brent introduced new ideas in that jam before drums after Jerry, then Phil, and perhaps Bobby have already walked off. And there is something equally passive aggressive about the way that they let that happen for a while and then shut it down. 1983's Maybe You Know had a very short life in that slot until, it appears, someone said, "nope, we aren't going to play that one." There is, perhaps, a little peek into Brent's place in the band - the perfect foil to Jerry's guitar work, probably more in line with Jerry's vision than any other keyboard player, and the desire to contribute beyond that role - a contribution that never quite fits with that same vision.

Oh yeah, and, Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie followed by Hell In a Bucket? I mean really Bob, you had to have the last word and that was the best you could come up with?
Reviewer: Niass200 - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 6, 2016
Subject: The audience wasn't there
No, that's a laugh track from Laugh-in. Fooled even the most burnt out heads at the time.
Reviewer: 43dscgd1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 22, 2015
Subject: n/a
ya gotta love charlie. keep up the good work my man.
Reviewer: railroad hutchinson - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 14, 2015
Subject: the good stuff
mistakes,? what mistakes. the times the band goofed often made the best of times.ive had this tape for years and the feeling and energy just stoke me up!you can hear the "AIR" in the room.,boards shmords!lets hear the party! i just love this stuff!this is what you call "good ole Grateful Dead!" i do like a good board,especially for space,but its important to hear the audience,and the "AIR"of the gig. -thats what was going on there.of course, no tape can capture Phils B string which was like earthquakes!and i think helped to crack the hapless concrete floor in oakland during TRUCKIN' !oh man i miss this stuff!knock out all the windows and kick down all the doors!
Reviewer: unbrobenchain???mighthavejustbroke - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 28, 2011
Subject: "." Nonintuitive
"." Nonintuitive
Reviewer: Mu-tron - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 15, 2009
Subject: China->Rider
Slippery and gooey. Great show. Strong second set. Nice recording with good presence and participation by the audience.
Reviewer: craven714 - - June 29, 2007
Subject: Full of useless trivia
This was the first "Dont Need Love" ever played. Sources I've read say Jerry and Phil had left the stage. I just wonder why. Nonetheless, long live the dead.
Reviewer: JamminJerome - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 4, 2007
Subject: wish there was a SBD
This is a decent AUD, but I do wish there was an SBD of this show. Crisper sound would really bring out some of the gems in this show. I can tell there's a lot of good material in it nonetheless. First set rocks from start to finish: top 10 CC Rider and great loser. The second set begins with an interesting choice (sans bobby and brent), Babe It Ain't No Lie. Wonderful song, but I prefer it when Jerry performs it with John Kahn. Hell in the Bucket starts set two off with good energy which continues with China>Rider and Playin'. Don't Need Love seems out of place. Post-space is filled with some interesting transitions, particularly the Wharf>Truckin', but I started to lose interest. Didn't seem like they could match the energy of the first set>first 1/2 of set 2. 3.5 stars rounded up to the 4 it would be if this were an SBD.
Reviewer: jonesin - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2006
Subject: 3/28/84 Marin County Veteran's Auditorium
The first set isn't continuous, the audience is cut out between songs. Drums is also for the most part missing in the second set. O.K. performance, there are some train wrecks-Hell In A Bucket for one.
Reviewer: Pizza T - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 27, 2005
Subject: Radical dude
This show is great, I likey a lot. Touch of Grey is coolio, you can see how the song started in the begining. I love how the show went into that 70's acid jam shit. Really dig it.
Reviewer: early 80's meltdown - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 23, 2005
Subject: You know this life I'am livin'.
What a treat, Jerry busted out Aint no lie. Nice aud. It's funny, Jerry mentions he's having difficulties with his guitar and the crowd cheers. You gotta love em'. I would have to say this run 3/28 to 4/1 at in Marin is one of the hottest and most fun to listen to. Its been one of my favorites for the longest time. The Dead is rollin hard through these Small cozy venues same with the Hult Center spring 84' shows. Same with Oct run in Marin hot stuff great times Iam sure. Killer intimate shows in early-mid 80's what more could you want. That's the best.I definetly wish I attended these shows. Jerry sounds awesome on "Aint No Lie" love that song. His little hypnotic guitar lines and Brent's marblizing keyboarding . Anybody who went I would love to hear what what going down at these Marin shows in 84.
Nice spatial sounding aud. recording puts you right there or the band in your living room. Which ever you prefer.
5-sound qual.
Gosh, Brent was such a trip with those wierd sounds he was messing with like on Candyman and lot's of other stuff in this time period. That must of messed with some people.
Nice review, Those were the shows to be at you were very lucky. Marin seats about 2086 people(warfield 2200) Could you get any more intimate and cozy with the Grateful Dead . first shows of spring tour 1984 literally in Jerry's back yard.
Reviewer: Redhead in Deep Elem - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 30, 2005
Subject: Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie - Bucket
I was at all four shows on this run. 3/28 was the first show of the year. It should be noted that these were "special shows". First, even in '84 this was the smallest place they played by far, and in their home town (e.g they parked in the lot and you could go up and talk to band members after the show). Second, these were Rex Foundation benefits for which the ticket price was the princely sum of $25/show, or about double the going rate at that time. You could see the effort to put on a show for old friends and neighbors at these 4 benefits, e.g. the Oh Babe, Walkin the Dog, big Dew, etc. The other reviews are slightly off regarding the Oh Babe. The whole band took the stage at the beginning of the 2d set. What Jerry said was words to the effect that "Bobby's having a little trouble with his guitar" He wasn't quite up to the mike, so you barely hear the first word - It was Not Jerry's guitar. Weir's gear wasn't working, so instead of leaving or standing around any longer, Garcia broke into the Oh Babe to pass the time. (you can hear squawking noises during it from Weir). The Hell in a Bucket was an "I'm baaack" from Weir - Then the "normal" 2d set kicked off.
Reviewer: Hippie Joe - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 6, 2005
Subject: Ain't No Lie
My taper buddy was at this show and he says Bobby wasn't onstage for Ain't No Lie. No s**t.
Back then of course, Iko was still Iko ...
Reviewer: Mijknahs - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 4, 2005
Subject: More AUDs???
This show sounds great. Does anyone have AUDs of the other nights of this run? Especially 3/31 and 4/1? That would be great!
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